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Sinha murder: Court fixes Nov 10 for hearing petition

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:50 PM, 20 October 2020  

Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan

Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan

A Cox's Bazar court today fixed November 10 for the next hearing on the revised petition challenging the legality of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan murder case filed by his sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous.

Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge Court Judge Mohammad Ismail passed the verdict at around 1pm on Tuesday.

Earlier, Masud Salah Uddin joined the hearing for accused Liaqat Ali. The court fixed November 10 for the next hearing and Sharmin Shahriar, the plaintiff in the Sinha murder case has been asked to be present in the court on the same day.

Senior lawyer Mohammad Mostafa, Public Prosecutor PP Faridul Alam, and other senior lawyers were present as Sharmin's lawyer.

Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge's Court PP Advocate Faridul Alam said the plaintiff in the Major Sinha murder case and Sinha's sister live in Dhaka. She could not come to court due to illness. So the plaintiff's lawyer filed petition seeking time. Following the petition, the judge has fixed November 10 for the next hearing considering the overall situation of the case.

Mohammad Mostafa, counsel for the plaintiffs in the Major Sinha murder case, said the revision application made by Liaquat's lawyer challenging the validity of the case was not right and unacceptable. We will explain it legally before the court on the next date.

Retired major Sinha was killed in police firing at Shamlapur police check-post at Teknaf's Baharchhara union, on Cox's Bazar Marine Drive, on the night of July 31.

A murder case was filed against nine policemen, including former Teknaf Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar Das. Seven policemen surrendered to the court on August 6. The police remanded everyone in different terms.

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